Russia News

Woodrow Wilson Center Joins Nation in Mourning Death of Ambassador George F. Kennan

Mar 18, 2005
The Wilson Center's staff and scholars offer condolences to the family of George F. Kennan, (1904-2005), a historian and diplomat whose thinking redefined America's policy toward Russia during the Cold War.

Commerical Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia

Mar 09, 2005
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute present an International Conference on: "Commercial Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia" Friday-Saturday, 8-9 April 2005

Orange Revolution: Ukraine Votes for Change

Mar 08, 2005
When an election scandal rocked Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kyiv in peaceful protest, in what became known as The Orange Revolution. After an election rerun in December, opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko was inaugurated the new president in January, and the country now looks ahead with hope.

Kennan Institute Cosponsors Event on Religious Groups and the State in Russia

Feb 01, 2005
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the Kennan Institute at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 7 for an on-the-record briefing about current Russian government policies towards religion and anti-Semitism in Russia. USCIRF Vice Chair Felice D. Gaer will lead the discussion featuring three experts on religion in Russia: Paul Goble, Nickolai Butkevich, and Lawrence A. Uzzell.

The Orange Revolution and the Maidan Parliament

Jan 18, 2005
In this speech, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller provides a first-hand account of the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. Amb. Miller was an election observer for all three rounds of Ukraine's presidential election, including the December 26 election ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court.

Kennan Institute Supports Ukraine List

Jan 05, 2005
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that it has joined with the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in supporting The Ukraine List (UKL). Compiled by Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, UKL is an academic/current events electronic newsletter sent to scholars and professionals in the area of Ukrainian studies. To join the list, please contact darel@uottawa.ca.

Former Kennan Institute/Wilson Center Scholars Receive AAASS Awards

Dec 10, 2004
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies has recognized three scholars for books they have written while at the the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Kennan Institute 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series: "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies"

Oct 13, 2004
The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for the 2005 Title VIII Research Workshop Series on "Religion in Post-Soviet Societies." The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which scholars from a variety of disciplines can discuss the different aspects of religion and religious affiliation, share research findings, and suggest policy recommendations. Applications are due on 1 March 2005.

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